Guest Information

Guest Information 2017-09-04T14:57:07+00:00

The Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut is a 12 guest room house. It is comfortable secure and fully handicapped accessible and provides comfortable bedrooms, a convenient kitchen, laundry facilities, telephones,Internet access, televisions, a play room, a family room, a library and perhaps most importantly the companionship of other families dealing with similar crises.

The Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut is located on the northwestern corner of George and Dwight Streets, a 3 story yellow Victorian house with a red brick wall. We are located in close proximity to the Children’s Hospital at Yale-New Haven, Yale-New Haven Hospital, The Hospital of St. Raphael, Bridgeport Hospital.

Children and their families benefit from a warm, helpful environment, where emotional support is provided by caring volunteers and other people in similar situations. Because of the enormous financial burdens facing families as a result of increasing health care costs they are asked to pay only a modest sum per family per night to stay at the House. Although many can not afford even a modest sum no one is ever turned away because of inability to pay.

Who Can Stay at the Ronald McDonald House

Priority is given to families of severely ill children (under 21) receiving treatment at local hospitals, either as in-patients or out-patients. Each family is issued one room, to accommodate a maximum of five persons. Siblings are welcome to stay along with their family members. We do not accept self referrals. A doctor’s office, social worker, or other medical professional must call us to begin the process of making a reservation. All reservations must be confirmed 24 hours in advance of checking in to the House.

Guest Check In and Registration

All guests must register before being admitted to the House.We ask that guests arrive at the House between 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. When a family arrives at the House, they will be registered by a volunteer or staff member who completes necessary paperwork, explains the House rules, and gives a tour of the House facilities.

COST

Families are asked to contribute $15 per night. For those unable to pay, there is no charge. In order to keep costs affordable, guests are asked to assist the other families with simple housekeeping chores

OUR GUESTS

Dericka Zeigler’s son, Naevius, was born at 29 weeks and two days. Living quite far from Yale, Dericka and her...
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Our son Levi was born December 20th, 2016 at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was born with a recessed chin...
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On February 23rd of 2013, I came home from work at midnight and found my six year old son with...
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After trying to get pregnant for over a year, my husband and I were thrilled to discover we were expecting....
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Thank you for making it possible for my family and I to be in close proximity to one another, and providing options and phenomenal care for self and patient.
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It has been a blessing to have my mother at my side, which was made possible thanks to the Ronald McDonald House.
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Abner was only 14 months old when he arrived with his parents from El Salvador for life-saving liver transplant surgery at...
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The Ronald McDonald House was more than a place to stay; it was a community of support and hope.
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The Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut provided the Arnold family with a place to stay while and gave their young son, Bennett, a warm and friendly place to call home during his little sister Naomi’s hospital stay.
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Thank God and the doctors and all the people at Ronald McDonald house because my daughter is much better, 2 months later after her surgery she is a happy, funny and smart girl.
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RMH staff offered us guidance and support throughout our stay and their consistent support was well beyond what we expected.
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The Ronald McDonald House has been the instrument God uses to comfort and cheer our souls. Thank to all workers and volunteers RMH for making our lives a special event of love, support and understanding.
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Yesenia Del Rosario Monsanto is 17 years old, she came from Curaçao to the U.S, on November 14th 2011.
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My time at RMH has helped me through this phase of treatment and I know that the arms are still open waiting to greet us when we need to return.
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